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Fond memories at security guard's thanksgiving service

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM
From left: Beresford Smith, father of the late security guard Annette Smith, Ebna Robinson, Everette Slater (son), Gavin Green (family friend) and Racquel Stephenson (daughter), during the thanksgiving service held at the Miracle Open Bible Church, Portmore, St Catherine. - Gladstone Taylor/Photographer

Rasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

PORTMORE, St Catherine:

TRIBUTES FLOWED recently as loved ones of the late security guard Annette Smith celebrated her life at a thanksgiving service held at the Miracle Open Bible Church, Independence City, St Catherine.

Smith was described as loving, kind, helpful, charitable, compassionate, courageous and God-fearing.

Born July 10, 1965, Smith was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and died March 10.

"I remember her as she loved dogs and always feed the dogs. She is the godmother for my child. In fact, she was friend of one of my children before I knew her and then we became friends. I was the one who encouraged her to become a security guard and I was proud of her as she was very disciplined. I miss her," said Nadine Gregory.

Smith was eulogised as a woman filled with love, grace, kindness and a heart that would not say no to anyone in need of her help.

"Fay was born in Greenvale, Manchester, attended Harry Watch Primary School then Christiana High. I remember, when she left to Kingston she was a trained secretary and hairdresser, who was clean and dedicated to detail," said Dainielle Fender.

Smith was employed to Allied Protection Ltd and was based at The Gleaner Company. Her remains will be cremated at a later date.

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